Ann Edel

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India’s sanitary towel hero Pad Man bound for Bollywood glory

The community thought I was a pervert. They wanted an exorcism because they thought I was possessed by demons Arunachalam Muruganantham<p>Menstruation isn’t the most obvious topic for a blockbuster, but the story of how a lower-caste man from a village in India dropped out of school at 14 and became …

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How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our …

Could A Club Drug Be the Secret to Curing PTSD?

The groundbreaking, remarkably effective, and more-than-a-little-trippy new treatment for severe trauma.<p>Julie Nelson learned at an early age to keep her younger siblings quietly entertained whenever their parents locked them up in the basement of their derelict Kansas City home. Her mother and …

John Waters: 'I want to be despised'

John Waters has turned his hand to art. The ‘Pope of Trash’ takes us on a tour of his work – and explains why he performed plastic surgery on Lassie<p>I am looking at a disturbing self-portrait of John Waters. He’s wearing a tan uniform and, as if that weren’t bad enough, a matching baseball cap and a …

How the largest gay resort in the Midwest is in Michigan's "Bible belt"

This week Michigan Radio is airing a series called <i>Community Vibe</i>. We’re showcasing one interesting thing about different towns across the state.<p>Today …

Your Must-Listen Podcast Playlist For 2016

Serial was just the beginning: here’s what you should listen to next—helpfully arranged by what you already like.<p>A recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that less than half of Americans have ever heard of podcasts, and of those, 17 percent only listen to one show. That’s a shame, because …

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From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …